The Love Bugs
Milk House Studio partnered with the film The Love Bugs as an illustrator, creating dozens of delightful insect illustrations.
About The Love Bugs: Over the course of 60 years, Lois and Charlie O’Brien—two of the foremost entomologists and pioneers in their field—traveled to over 70 countries and quietly amassed the world’s largest private collection of insects. He was the Indiana Jones of entomology and she was his Marion Ravenwood. Their collection is a scientific game-changer with more than one million specimens and more than 1,000 undiscovered species. But in the past several years the O’Briens have grappled with the increasingly debilitating effects of Charlie's Parkinson’s Disease and the emotional toll it takes on Lois. Charlie, 85, and Lois, 91, realize that a chapter of exploration and discovery is coming to an end in their lives. But they live in a time when the beleaguered field of science needs them most. And the O'Briens know they need to continue fighting for it.
So they turn to their 1.25 million insects for a little help.
Protect Our Winters
Milk House Studio created two original illustrations to help with POW with their Arctic National Wildlife Refuge campaign.
The fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is nothing new. Talks of opening the Refuge to oil and gas development have been ongoing since 1977. But a major shift in the discussion occurred in 2017 when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legally opened the Arctic Refuge to drilling. POW has been sending thousands of comments to our lawmakers––working to block forward momentum on oil and gas development in the Refuge––ever since.
Protect Our Winters (POW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, More about Protect Our Winters.
Milk House Studio is working with Moon Bath on a series of botanical illustrations.
About Moon Bath: Combining ancient wisdom with modern intuitive alchemy, Moon Bath curates earth integrated Botanical Bath Teas, Infused Sundance Sea Salt, Facial Rituals and Sacred Smoke aromatherapy.
Simple and natural, our products contain no synthetic chemicals or preservatives — because those don’t belong on our skin. The ethos of the modern bathing renaissance is to move beyond bathing as simply cleansing ourselves, and toward bathing as an opportunity to drink in through our skin the varied benefits of plant medicine.
Women owned. Colorado made. Sustainably packaged.
Ay Mariposa Film
Milk House Studio created the logo for Ay Mariposa Film as well as greeting cards that benefit the distribution of the film. Cards can be found here.
About Ay Mariposa tells a story of three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. As the director of the National Butterfly Center, Marianna Trevino Wright has become a leader of wall resistance in the Valley, a position that has resulted in violent threats from pro-wall factions and an emotional odyssey as she tries to navigate the ever-shifting sands of border policy. Zulema Hernandez, a life-long migrant worker, immigrant and great grandmother, has been a dedicated advocate for all migrants, both wild and human-kind. Meanwhile the butterfly, la mariposa, fights its own daily battle for survival in a landscape where more than 95 percent of its habitat is long gone and much of what remains lies directly in the path of the wall.